I had actually looked through the MCLC website before this assignment. In Dr. Fernsebner’s Chinese History through Film course, I used it find Chinese directors for a project that I completed. Only having used the site for a very specific purpose last time I explored more of the site this time around.
The MCLC had a variety of publication formats and a plethora of articles on the site itself. I was surprised that the current and back issues had content on the site, because I assumed that would make subscribing to the journal pointless. However, I quickly realized that only brief introductions to the articles were present in order to get site visitors interested in reading the entire article. I think it would have been useful for MCLC to include a link to either their JSTOR content (since some of these articles were on JSTOR), or their subscriptions page under the articles as a way to encourage more active exploration of the content.
Under the Bibliographies section of the website, I was surprised by the variety of categories that were offered. There were quite a few well maintained image archives with nice organized content. Over the Bibliographies for the site provides a wealth of information that can be used to build research from and that is presented in a straight forward fashion.